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Matthew Perna


Last update: 06.09.2022

Financial Engineer available for BI, scheduling, forecasting assistance

Company: Flatiron Construction
Graduation: Masters In Engineering from Cornell University
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: English (Full Professional)




Project Estimation, analytics, database models, Office, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Access, MS Visual Basic (VBA), SQL, Oracle Primavera P6 / Risk Analysis, Unifier, Textura, Tableau, Power BI, SPE

I have worked throughout my career improving inefficient processes and presenting solutions in a well understood professional manner. As an industrial engineering graduate of Lehigh University and a masters degree graduate of Cornell University, I have been educated by some of the finest schools in the world how to look at problems and solve them. I have a data background in MS Access and SQL so applying that to BI has been easy to me. I am Tableau certified and also work within PowerBI to organize data, present where the data has been, and how to improve in the future. I have performed tasks like this at Citigroup, my family's company, and most recently at Flatiron Construction and Turner Construction. My largest financial success amy be helping Turn/Flatiron win the $2.25 billion project for reconstructing San Diego International Airport Terminal 1.
I am available to assist in schedule creation, graphics creation using data, Business Intelligence (BI) generation, financial forecasting

Project history

04/2019 - Present
Project Controls Manager / Pursuit Engineer
Flatiron Construction (5000-10.000 employees)
Architecture and civil engineering
  • Project Controls Manager for all CO projects – budget, forecasts, scheduling and modelling
  • Scheduling, logistics, budgeting engineer for the successful Arrive, a Turner / Flatiron / Gensler joint venture, San Diego Airport Terminal One $2.25 billion Progressive Design Build project. Utilized Primavera Risk Analysis to model future outcomes of  proposed schedule
  • Pursuit engineer for the successful pursuit of the Lake Ralph Hall – Roads & Bridges  Progressive Design Build project, one of the first in TX. Utilized Primavera Risk Analysis to model future outcomes of  proposed schedule
  • Project Manager – direct government contract at Denver International Airport, $5mm over 4 months
  • Leadership of project management team from project inception to completion in office and field
  • Budget management from creation to monthly updates and forecasting of costs/revenues
  • Delivered project on time and ahead of budget despite numerous issues that impeded original plan
  • Contributed at all owner meetings maintaining great relationship throughout project

06/2010 - 04/2019
Vice President / Project Executive
Primer Construction Corp (50-250 employees)
Architecture and civil engineering
* Leadership and mentorship to construction management teams - multiple project managers & field
superintendents on complex $multimillion public finance infrastructure projects including
* Secured, managed, delivered concurrent infrastructure projects up to $20mn Total Contract Value
* Took initiative to develop corporate systems, strategic initiatives, owner and banker
relationships, engineering, RFP's, corporate governance, financial reporting, capital management
* budget, forecast
* Creation and review of all project change orders, notice of disputes, claims, resulting legal
* Value engineered solutions for project issues to drive efficiency and costs

01/2005 - 12/2009
Vice President - Portfolio Management & Fixed Income Bond Trading
HSBC Global Asset Management (>10.000 employees)
Banks and financial services
* Vice President - Portfolio Management / Securitized Bond Trading with AUM of $5 billion
* Managed short & long duration portfolios for insitutional clients generating alpha to add to
track record
* Generated finance transaction ideas and strategy, new issue and relative value
* Executed securities transactions for safeguarding of assets and maximizing return
* Client management, portfolio shifts, pitchbook marketing and presentations
* Structured finance fixed income research - Economics, ABS, RMBS, CMBS securities
* Spearheaded design & development of system to evaluate portfolio analytics and trade simulations

01/2003 - 01/2005
Senior Analyst - Fixed Income Bond Trader
Citigroup Asset Management (>10.000 employees)
Banks and financial services
* Executed relative value / new issue trade transactions - residential / commercial mortgages,
Treasury, Agency in taxable accounts and tax-exempt corporate accounts, reviewed bond pricing
* Fixed income modeling & research - structured finance - non-agency & agency mortgages, CMBS
* Analyzed portfolios for optimal risk & return, quantitative analysis, and modelling

01/2001 - 01/2003
Senior Analyst - Derivatives Middle Office
Citigroup Global Investments (>10.000 employees)
Banks and financial services
* Directed collateral movements, credit risk, compliance, ISDA documents - risk management,
reviewed and followed counterparty documentation and reported to internal stakeholders
* Engineered solutions for trading desks - Derivatives, Corporates, Hedge Funds - financial
modeling including Asian Option model, risk management analysis & financial support
* Re-engineered & automated database models and yield curve risk model stress testing of cash flows

Time and spatial flexibility

Available for local travel. Would consider flights.

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